The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Hope for Malaria Control Comes With New Trial Vaccine

Photo: Stuart Price/UN Photo
Mothers sit with their malnourished and dehydrated children in a ward at Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu.

We could have a new malaria vaccine in two years if the WHO approves a trial vaccine that reduces malaria cases in children by half.

William Mwatu from Glaxosmithkline says the vaccine's results shows that malaria cases in infants can be reduced by over 30 percent.

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